Chalmersfan's comment earlier got me thinking about KU's seed. I've heard no definitive answer regarding whether or not KU can end up in Dallas (or Dayton), because I get wrapped up in the legal mumbo jumbo of the NCAA's guidelines. But it occurred to me that there are a number of teams in competition with KU for seeds, and I thought I'd look into them. Feel free to add/subtract or modify in the comments. Or if you're clever, guess my password (I don't even know it anymore) and change my words.
Without further ado (the more stars, the better the chance, see):
UCLA** - probably better seed than KU
Pitt*** - could drop to below KU if they lose
tonight to WVU badly today.
UF**** - after losing 3/4, teetering on the edge. They played well against UK last week though.
Tenn* - Could be a 2-4 seed, I think, depending on the outcome of the SEC tournament.
Boston College** - Lunardi has them as a 5. They don't deserve their ranking.
GW*** - they could plummet to a 5 or 6 after flaming out today v. Temple.
WVU**** - my gut
tells me they'll get a 4 is a foolish sack of tissue, but they've been slumping, a lot.
Iowa*** - Lunardi has them as a 4. Don't understand this.
Illinois* - Not very likely at all, but Illinois is not playing great basketball right now.
Gonzaga* - pretty unlikely, but they're not improving, and their recent play shows it.
Washington's climbing, they'll need to get upset by somebody in the Pac10 Tourney Thanks to PB reader Josh for letting us know that Washington got Carmelo-ized byt Malik Hairston and the Ducks.
UNC* - Very unlikely at this point. UNC is playing top 10 ball over the last 5 games. Memphis* - If they get blown out early in the CUSA tournament, they could fall, but KU would need to win B12 tournament.
The bottom line is that KU has and outside chance for a 3 seed. I think they're a 5 if they win one game, a 4 if they win 2, and a 3 if they win 3. Best case - Memphis loses early and big, KU wins B12 tournament, and KU slides into a 3 seed in Dallas.
Most likely scenario: KU wins on Friday and Saturday and gets the lowest 4, and plays in Salt Lake City and uses run-on sentences in their post game interview and doesn't care.